At a meeting of the PCNV* one of the speakers said that our faith goes through three stages:
When we are children we live in an enchanted world.
Later, from adolescence, we experience disenchantment.
But there is a third stage - re-enchantment.
This recalls Jesus' saying that to enter the kingdom of heaven we must become again like a little child (Mark 10:15).
We do not return to the ignorant, childish ways of our childhood but we regain the innocence and openness of childhood with the knowledge and experience we have gained.
This is true enlightenment and it is achieved when we open our hearts and practice unconditional love.
*Progressive Christian Network of Victoria.